Shop Upgrades #21: Rockler Universal Dust Port to Kreg K4 Pockethole Jig

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Blog entry by bkseitz posted 07-22-2016 01:36 PM 471 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hooked my Rockler universal dust port hose to my current Ridged 1HP DC via an adapter and 4” flex hose Stumpy Nubs may have a point; I get a lot of build up in the 4” hose and I can see the flow is very restricted at the 2” hose end. When I pull off the adapter the chips disappear from 4” clear pipe like magic. So the restriction via from the stepdown and the jig itself are creating a super low velocity.

After talking with my friends over at Rockler in Tukwila, they informed me that the Port was really designed to use a vacuum cleaner not a blower. I may have to create some type of vacuum boost for it and possibly all the other tools I plan on using the Port for —maybe a vacuum driven dust deputy that dumps into a bucket for the DC system to collect later.

—HF 2Hp DC on hold while I complete two other projects.

-- bkseitz, Washington "if everything is going well, you've obviously overlooked something"

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